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The Hiding Place

Full Length, Comedy
3 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2243-9

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: When Myra, an aspiring playwright and waitress, meets Karl, a well-regarded (and married) novelist, a romantic and imbalanced relationship begins. As their exchanges move beyond letter-writing to the beginning of an affair, Karl drops Myra, who then turns their letters into a barely fictionalized comedy—and the play’s leading actor is Karl’s unsuspecting best friend. On opening night, the relationship becomes public and, for everyone in Karl and Myra’s radius, the world turns on its end. Jumping back and forth in time during seven years of Manhattan life, THE HIDING PLACE satirizes the world of art, letters, and theatre—and pays heed to the thwarted passion that dwells in the hearts of their creators.